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12 killed in two Baghdad car bomb attacks


(MENAFN- The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Twelve people were killed and 63 others were injured Thursday in two car bomb attacks in central Baghdad a police source said.

“Eight civilians were killed and 25 others were injured when a car bomb went off in al-Bab al-Sharqi areain central Baghdad” the source told Anadolu Agency.

Following the attack another car bomb went off near the first explosion leaving four peopledead and 38 others injured the source added.

Late on Wednesday six people were killedincluding a soldier in several attacks that rocked the Iraqi capital a police source told Anadolu Agency.

In recent years bombings and shooting attacks – which often target civilians – have become a common occurrence in war-torn Iraq especiallyBaghdad.

With a view to averting attacks Iraqi authorities earlier this month announced the adoption of a new security plan forthe capitalthat divides the city into 22 “secure zones”.

NeverthelessBaghdadis still frequently rocked by acts of seemingly random violence of which the city’s civilian population usually bears the brunt.

Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since June 2014 when the Daeshmilitant group overran the northern city of Mosul the country’s second largest city.


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